Carol Nolan TD

Urgent Need to Restore 9% VAT Rate

– 17-04-2024

Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has called on Taoiseach Simon Harris to guarantee the re-introduction of the 9% VAT rate in the next Budget.

Deputy Nolan was speaking in the Dáil after The Restaurants Association of Ireland has raised serious concerns about the fact that 212 restaurants have closed to rising cost pressures

This equates to a loss of €288 million to our economy according to to the RAI.

Deputy Nolan said the The Irish Hairdressers Federation has also expressed serious concern and raised the need for the VAT rate to be reduced to 9% again:

“This would protect jobs in restaurants in our small towns and villages and in hairdressing salons. We need to do it and I call on the Taoiseach to ensure that in the forthcoming budget the VAT rate will be reduced to 9%.”